My Home Page - The Week's Events

  • Thank you so much for visiting my homepage!  On this page you will be able to find the skills that your child will be covering this week in class. In addition, you will also be able to find important dates that up coming for you to note in your personal calendars. We have had a busy couple of weeks in our classroom. We had to say good bye to a special friend, Ms. McCoy who was offered and has accepted a teaching position in a school down state. She left a positive impact on our friends and we are very grateful for the hard work and dedication that she put forth in making our classroom an enjoyable place to learn. Since her absence, Ms. Young has been filling in for her and has done a tremendous job so far! It is unclear as to who will be permanently filling in Ms. McCoy's position, but I will notify parents when I do know.

    Language Arts:

    This week's themes in Language Arts are "Past, Present and Future" (3rd grade leveled group: Jeremiah, Noah, Schuyler, Shaun and Cheyenne) and "Focus on China" (4th grade leveled reading group:Adrianna and Domanick) and All of the stories that the students will read this week will be centered around these two themes. A copy of your child's vocabulary terms are placed as an attachment onto this page if you need to gain access to them. Your child also has a copy of them in their take home folders and reading folders as well.

    The comprehension strategies that our 3rd grade reading leveled group will be on summarizing. In particular, both 3rd and 4th grade groups will be focusing on the skill of identifying facts and opinions.Their spelling words will have the /th/, /sh/, and /wh/ sounds in them. The skills that will be covered in Grammar will be identifying irregular plural nouns. The following are the spelling words that this group of students will be covering this week. Please note, that this is the complete list of words, but your child will only be responsible for knowing the words on his/ her individual list that they received in class.

    1. thick

    2. this

    3. truth

    4. them

    5. pathway

    6. month

    7. weather

    8. fish

    9. dishpan

    10. shock

    11.washing

    12. wheel

    13. what

    14. whales




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    Our 4th grade leveled reading group will be working on comprehension skills such as making inferences/ analyzing. The student's spelling words will have consonant clusters (shr, spl, thr, scr, str, scr). The Grammar skills will also focus on finding irregular plural nouns as well. The following are the spelling words that this group of students will be covering this week. Please note, that this is the complete list of words, but your child will only be responsible for knowing the words on his/ her individual list that they received in class.

    1. shred
    2. shrink
    3. shrimp
    4. splashing
    5. split
    6. through
    7. screw
    8. straps
    9. straighten
    10. sprout
    11. sprang
    12. sprawl
    13. strain
    14. strand
    15. screech
    16. script
    17. throb
    18. thrill
    19. throat
    Writing:
    In writing, we will beginning our expository writing piece about why we feel that our Veterans are so important to us. The students have been working very hard in writing and their final work will be posted along the Elementary School hallway walls for the Veteran's Day Assembly which will be held this Friday, November 7th.

    Math:
    In Math, the students will be working on subtracting two, three, four and five digit numbers with and without regrouping. They will be using the base ten blocks to help them understand how subtraction with and without regrouping works as well.

    Social Studies:
    This week, we will be reviewing the land formation, climate and waterways of New York State. We have already completed activities and watched various media clips in class about this topic. In the coming weeks, we will be discussing resources that can be found around the state. The students will be listening to books about Veteran's Day and Election Day.

    Science:
    We will not be covering Science this week.


    Homework:

    Please click on the "homework" icon to gain access to your child's nightly homework assignments. Every night, with the exception of Friday nights, your child will have a Spelling and Math worksheet to complete, as well as 15 minutes of reading. The purpose of homework is intended to allow your child to practice the skills which he/she has been working on for that particular day, as well as to let you know what they are learning in school. If your child has a difficult time completing any assignment, please skip it and write a quick note to me in your child's agenda. Homework should take no longer than 20 minutes each night. If 20 minutes has passed and your child has still not completed their homework, then please stop working on it and write me a note in their agenda explaining that.

    Important Notes:

    November 7th: Veteran's Day Assembly and early dismissal day (dismiss 15 minutes early)

    November 10th: Superintendent's Conference Day No School

    November 11th: Veteran's Day No School

    Parent Teacher Conference Days: November 12, 14, 17, 20 Half Day of school on all days Dismissal is at noon

    November 26-30 Thanksgiving Recess No School






    Contact Information:

    Phone number: 664-7336 ext. 2538

    Mr. Buneo: mbuneo@mechanicville.org


     

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